Meet the Team

EAN is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to education and activism aimed at achieving greater social and environmental justice in our American society. We are fortunate to be guided by a talented, experienced group of dedicated elders.  

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  • Anne Adams

    Half Moon Bay, CA

  • Bill DeVincenzi

    San Jose, CA

  • Geri Freedman

    Cooper City, FL

  • John Sorensen

    Truckee, CA

  • Leslie Wharton

    Bethesda, MD

  • Libby Traubman

    San Mateo, CA

  • Lynne Iser

    Philadelphia, PA

Anne Adams

Half Moon Bay, CA

My life’s commitment has been to transform the quality of thinking, doing and being in our educational institutions and our businesses. I shine a bright light on the connection between our educational philosophy and practices, and their influence on the philosophy and practices of our world and ultimately our personal lives. I have been a teacher, school director, university instructor, manager in an international educational corporation, and a business consultant to both large and small corporations, spanning 55 years.

Workshop Facilitator

Bill DeVincenzi

San Jose, CA

Throughout a career in accounting and finance, as well as 25 years of teaching at San Jose State University Business School, I’ve always had a strong interest in ethics and the environment. I conducted research and spoke on topics such as sustainable business practices, business ethics, integrating values and business smarts, along with inserting environmental topics into the business curriculum. Now retired, I’m pursuing what I consider the most vital issue of our time, the impact of climate change on our planet, through my work with Elders Climate Action and also Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project (CRP).

Bill serves as Treasurer on EAN’s board.

 

Geri Freedman

Cooper City, FL

 

In my youth I was an activist in the women’s movement, the war and the environment.  Then came career and family which became my entire life. During my working years I worked in social services and government administration.  I became a grandparent, my life changed and I knew I could do more to preserve our planet.   I look at my young grandchildren and I am inspired to act.  As a contributor to the current state of the earth I must act now.  I know we can make a difference for our grandchildren through our passion, wisdom, skills and actions. My vision is for my grandchildren to live in the beautiful world we grew up in.

Geri is an EAN Board Member and Co-chair of Elders Climate Action

John Sorensen

Truckee, CA

Captivated by the Space Race, I worked for over 45 years in the aerospace field as an engineer, project manager, company founder and entrepreneur. In 2005 I felt called to dedicate myself to humanitarian service and the creation of a culture that honors and supports the wisdom of elders. Founding and co-leading EAN is an extension of my life-long focus on social and environmental justice while living sustainably.

Founder and Coordinating Director, EAN Board

Leslie Wharton

Bethesda, MD

 

My love of American history led me to the field of law and a belief that our political leaders would act for the benefit of all. By 2007, when climate change grabbed my attention, I recognized that I could not rely on government to address this threat. I’m convinced that we the people need to take this issue in hand. That’s why I’m an Elders Climate Action leader.

 

EAN Board Secretary, Co-Chair of Elders Climate Action

Libby Traubman

San Mateo, CA

Libby Traubman co-founded, with her husband, Len, the 27-year-old Jewish-Palestinian Living Room Dialogue of San Mateo. For 30 years Libby has helped bring “enemies” together in successful, public peace processes: among Soviets and Americans; Armenians and Azerbaijanis; Jews and Palestinians; and Muslim and Christian Nigerians. Libby and Len currently facilitate dialogue between diverse citizens of Korea, Japan, Singapore, and Myanmar via Zoom, and mentor individuals engaged in relationship-building activities in several African countries.

Libby is an EAN board member.

 

Lynne Iser

Philadelphia, PA

 

I’ve always loved life but now have discovered I have a deep fear of the future. Will this beautiful world be here for my granddaughter? As the co-founder of the Spiritual Eldering Institute, I know that elders have the perspective, resources, and the inner urging to create a sound legacy. In response, I developed my website, Elder-Activists.org; I have committed to working with EAN to build a movement of elders addressing critical issues; and, I facilitate workshops based on the teachings of Joanna Macy.

EAN Board President

 

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